Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins hopes that the verbal abuse of captain John Terry will stop and feels the booing has ‘served its course’.
Terry has become a target for opposing supporters following allegations of an affair with the ex-girlfriend of his former team-mate Wayne Bridge.
The defender was booed on Sunday by Stoke City supporters as Chelsea won 2-0 to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
“I would like to think the abuse would stop,” said Wilkins. “It’s served its course. But it’s happening and John’s just getting on with the situation.
“I’m not too happy about the abuse, but there’s nothing I can do about it.
“He’s dealing with the situation in the only way he can – committing himself to the cause.
“He’s an exceptional captain and we’re delighted to have him on board. He leads these players on the pitch in fantastic fashion and scored the second goal which was a great goal.
“This was another superb performance from him.”
Terry celebrated his goal against Stoke by making a show of his armband and he has thanked Chelsea for their support.
“The armband means a lot. Chelsea have been supportive. We wanted to show the fans what it meant to us,” said Terry.
“It has been a good week, good to get away with England, play well and then come back here and prepare for this game.”